Normally Hong Kong style French toast is a deep fried sandwich with a sweet filling (peanut butter or kaya jam). My version of HK style French toast has condensed milk and it’s pan fried instead. The peanut butter and condensed milk give the French toast a sweet and savory flavour. It’s not the same as the ones from HK cafe but it’s still pretty tasty. You can use regular bread for the French toast. Being the picky eater that he is, Mr Chau prefers to use milk bread (usually found in Asian bakery or grocery stores) because it has more flavor.
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 2 slices of bread
- peanut butter
- condensed milk (optional)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp butter
- butter & maple syrup for serving (optional)
- Make a peanut butter sandwich. If using condensed milk, spread one slice of bread with peanut butter and the other slice with condensed milk.
- Add beaten egg in a shallow dish. Put the peanut butter sandwich into the egg mixture and press down slightly so the bread will soak up the egg. Do the same on the other side of the sandwich so both sides are coated with the egg mixture.
- Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the sandwich and pan fry until golden brown. Flip and pan fry the other side. The sandwich is done with both sides are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side depending on how hot your frying pan is.
- Serve immediately, topped with butter and/or maple syrup (option).
- If you’re like me and are using unsalted peanut butter, you may want to sprinkle a bit of sea salt on the peanut butter after you’ve spread it on your sandwich to bring out more savory flavor.